Security Department

Mission

It is the mission of the County of Bucks Emergency Services, Security Department to deliver professional, effective services, fairly and ethically, at all times, to all people, in order to prevent crime, control crime and enhance the overall quality of work and life for all County employees and visitors on all County properties and buildings.

Department Overview

In order to complete our Mission the Security Department consists of a Director, Assistant to the Director, 2 Sergeants and 27 armed Peace Officers. The Department is responsible for providing protection for all County owned or leased properties as well as providing a secure environment for all County employees and visitors. The Department has Peace Officers assigned to the following locations:

  • Domestic Relations Building in Bristol
  • The Justice Center, Administration Building, and 30 E Court Street
  • Lower Bucks Government Service Center
  • Neshaminy Manor

In addition to the duties listed above the Department patrols on foot, bike and vehicle. Make arrests on violations of Bucks County ordinances and the statues of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Provide financial escorts and emergency medical care for all medical situations that occur within our jurisdiction. All Peace Offices are required to be certified in CPR, first aid and the use of an AED and Narcan.

Justice Center & Administration Building Security

Personnel entering the Justice Center and the Administration Building must go through security screening. Personnel will have all hand carried items go through an X-ray machine and individuals will go through a magnetometer. Firearms are not authorized in these building and lock boxes are available. Concealed carry permits will be checked to ensure all individuals with a concealed weapon are authorized to carry. Any other weapons, knives, scissors etc. will be have to be returned to their vehicle or confiscated. Confiscated items will not be returned.

Staff

The Director, Sergeants and Peace Officers are armed and sworn by the President Judge. There are 19 per diem security screeners that are assigned to the Justice Center and Administration Building. The Department is a 24 hour per day 365 day per year Department. The Department is considered essential personnel.

Training

All Peace Officers continue their training through in service training, as well as courses offered by the Bucks County Police Training Center and the Department of Homeland Security. All Peace Officers are required to qualify annually with their firearms in accordance with Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Commission (MPOETC) standards.